Our goal at the Materials Characterization Laboratory (MCL) is to provide state-of-the-art facilities and services to enable the education of students for the twenty-first-century workforce and to increase diversity in science and engineering. MCL is housed at the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST), where we offer a variety of services for materials characterization, testing, and processing. Our cutting-edge research facilities include equipment for optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, atomic force microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, electron backscatter diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, mechanical testing, and sample preparation. We take pride in engaging our students in our activities to serve our community for the public good. Our facilities are open for use by our students and faculty, as well as researchers from other institutions and industries.